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#1 Posted by simon1 (129 posts) -
@ElegantRuby:  
I'm in exactly the same position.  I've been looking at getting it for last few weeks and each time my head has ruled my heart.  I kept trying to justify not getting it as I only bought a new game last week and getting Skate 3 this week and Red dead redemption next week.  
 I've been trawling loads of sites, finding out about fightpad/sticks and I've finally came to me senses and just picked up the game 20 minutes ago.  I've also decided to get a fightpad tomorrow as they are going for around £15.  If I really enjoy it, i'll then think about getting a stick at later date. 
This will be the 1st SF game i've played in about 20 years when i bought SF2 on snes for a whopping £60+
#2 Posted by simon1 (129 posts) -

1st let me say that i've never ever been on a board and only played a bit on Tony Hawk which was over 8 years ago now.  Apart from that, no knowledge at all of skateboarding. 
So can anyone tell me why a 38 year old noob is so looking forward to playing Skate 3 when released this week?.  I tried the demo a few weeks ago and loved it straight away and must have played a couple of hours(although i did find it a bit difficult at start).  I have on purpose not played it since as I want the full experience of the game, rather than the small taste we got in the demo.
I don't have a clue about names of different moves etc and not sure if i'll be pulling off any great moves but I do know i'll love the hell out of this game and hopefully join a few online just to "mess around a bit"
 
Now if you don't mind, i'm off to buy some new pants (underwear to those in the states) so I can get down with the younger crowd and let my trousers hang down over my arse so everyone can see  them.  Just hope the wife doesn't see as know doubt i'll get that look ( the one in which the eyes get rolled as if to say, "how old are you" )  :o)

#3 Posted by simon1 (129 posts) -

many thanks for the replies so far.  Very helpful.

#4 Posted by simon1 (129 posts) -

 i've not played a SF game in over 15 years but i'm really thinking of getting this.  I'm not expecting to play this all the time but definitely a few times a week.  I was thinking of getting the fight pad (which i can get new for £15) as I don't think i can justify £40 for a stick as I don't think i'll use it enough.  Anyway, anyone got any views/comments on the madcatz fight pad?
 
thanks

#5 Posted by simon1 (129 posts) -

sorry, just noticed I put this in general discussion rather than the SF thread

#6 Posted by simon1 (129 posts) -

I've not played a SF game in over 15 years but i'm really thinking of getting this.  I'm not expecting to play this all the time but definitely a few times a week.  I was thinking of getting the fight pad (which i can get new for £15) as I don't think i can justify £40 for a stick as I don't think i'll use it enough.  Anyway, anyone got any views/comments on the madcatz fight pad?
 
thanks

#7 Posted by simon1 (129 posts) -

God, I feel like a kid in a sweet shop playing this, i'm loving this game.  About 1.5 hours in and although a couple of things have been tricky, it's never got to the point where it's been frustrating or annoying.

#8 Posted by simon1 (129 posts) -

ok, so I got it today and decided to start on normal difficulty.  Whether it's because i'm new to the series and controls, but within 2 minutes of the game starting, I was fighting a rather big enemy which took me 5 attempts to beat.  once I noticed an attack patten , i decided to pick and chose when to attack, rather than just all out attack as I had been doing before then :-).  Probably played a further 30 mins and not had a great deal of difficulty since so I think i'l continue on normal.
 
Btw, Wow!, what a game this is so far.  I'm sure the word "epic" has been used a few times already but that really is the word that sprung to mind while playing through the early stage.

#9 Posted by simon1 (129 posts) -

Pre order in.
 
thanks again for the replies. Much appreciated.

#10 Posted by simon1 (129 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:
" Play it on easiest, you wuss. ;) "
 
I certainly am :-)    I used to play games on the harder settings years ago but as i'm getting a bit older and less time, i find myself getting more enjoyment out of playing on an easier level than I do when I play it on harder, maybe because I get wound up more now if I get stuck on certain levels :-).